CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Pure, sweet KitKat

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition's main draw is its stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat. Its lovely 6.4-inch full HD LCD screen ain't bad either.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
1
of 9

A smudge-prone surface

The glass backing of the Z Ultra makes for a smudge and fingerprint magnet.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
2
of 9

Impressively thin and trim

Despite its massive screen size, the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition is breathtakingly thin.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
3
of 9

Speaker on the bottom

On the bottom edge of the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition is a lone speaker.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
4
of 9

These ports are protected

Like other phones, the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition's ports have protective flaps to guard against dust and water damage.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
5
of 9

This phone fears no spills

Don't try this with any ordinary smartphone. For water-resistant handsets like the Z Ultra, though, a proper dunking is all in a day's work.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
6
of 9

Tailormade Google insights

The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition offers access to the pantheon of Google apps and services, including Google Now personalized suggestions and advanced search tools.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
7
of 9

A basic Android camera

Sadly the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition has a very simple camera app.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
8
of 9

Chat at your own risk

Be warned, talking on the oversize Z Ultra GPE will likely elicit laughs and certainly a few odd looks.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Sarah Tew/CNET
9
of 9
Up Next

8 cheap phones we love